Automotive Holiday Deals Books Gift Guide Books Gift Guide Shop Men's Athletic Shoes Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon David Bowie egg_2015 All-New Amazon Fire TV Subscribe & Save Gifts Under $50 Amazon Gift Card Offer bf15 bf15 bf15 $30 Off Amazon Echo Starting at $49.99 Kindle Black Friday Deals Black Friday Video Game Deals Shop Now DOTD

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Only 8 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.
Nixon's Economy : Booms, ... has been added to your Cart
Used: Acceptable | Details
Sold by FPQ Books
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: This is an ex library book, stickers and markings accordingly. Item ships secure with Fulfillment By Amazon, Prime customers get 2nd day at no charge!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Nixon's Economy : Booms, Busts, Dollars, and Votes Hardcover – April 24, 1998

2 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
New from Used from
"Please retry"
$27.89 $3.28

Crippled America by Donald J. Trump
"Crippled America" by Donald J. Trump
Donald J. Trump outlines his vision to bring America back to its rightful owners--the American people. Learn more | See related books
$39.95 FREE Shipping. Only 8 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Nixon's Economy : Booms, Busts, Dollars, and Votes
  • +
  • Inside the Nixon Administration: The Secret Diary of Arthur Burns, 1969-1974
Total price: $62.41
Buy the selected items together

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Take an Extra 30% Off Any Book: Use promo code HOLIDAY30 at checkout to get an extra 30% off any book for a limited time. Excludes Kindle eBooks and Audible Audiobooks. Restrictions apply. Learn more

Editorial Reviews

From Library Journal

Matusow (history, Rice Univ.; The Unraveling of America: A History of Liberalism in the 1960's, 1984) offers the first complete history of Nixonomics. Nixon generally ignored fiscal and monetary matters, preferring to devote himself to foreign policy. George Shultz, Treasury secretary, is lauded as Nixon's finest political appointment; but John Connally, the former Texas governor and a "shameless opportunist," became economic czar by subordinating his responsibilities to Nixon's political agenda. The president's attempt to create a new political majority was dashed almost as much by his failed policies and ineffective responses to the great recession and inflation of 1973-75 as by Watergate. Matusow provides lucid accounts of such complicated issues as wage-and-price controls, dollar devaluation, demise of the gold standard, and the emergence of the global economy. Highly recommended for academic and large public libraries.?Karl Helicher, Upper Merion Twp. Lib., King of Prussia, PA
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.


The most interesting thing about Nixon's Economy is the insight it offers into what people were thinking at the time.... Mr. Matusow tells a great story, of hubris and ignorance, of fecklessness and lost opportunities. It might have been enriched had he consulted some of the many living participants in these events rather than relying solely on published and documentary sources. Nevertheless, it is a very readable and insightful study of a critical period in American economic history. --The Wall Street Journal, Bruce Bartlett

Hero Quick Promo
Holiday Deals in Kindle Books
Save up to 85% on more than 1,000 Kindle Books. These deals are valid until November 30, 2015. Learn more

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 323 pages
  • Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas; 1st edition (April 24, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0700608885
  • ISBN-13: 978-0700608881
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,176,904 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By M. Livshutz on February 7, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This book fills a big gaping hole in economic history. There are probably hundreds of books on Nixon and Vietnam, China, and Watergate. But very few exist on his other policies, including his economic policies. This is especially strange considering that his Administration presided over the final destruction of the gold standard, first sustained budget deficits, and the beginning of the Great Recession of 1970s.

Thus, this book is extremely useful. Almost month-by-month it describes the swinging pendulum of booms and busts that resulted from Nixon's economic mismanagement and the world economy's response to it. This is a very thorough work, meticulously documented. The author carefully documents endless cases of sacrifice of economic policies to blatantly short-term political goals.

It's also a good narrative, it weaves all the facts and explanation together, and it's organized very well. I found it very easy to read and understand it. It sheds much light on the economic causes of all those strange events of the 1970s. It's also a great companion to a more general history of USA during those years.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jane Russell/Klem on December 28, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Nixon's Economy is a fast paced, action packed account of Nixon's economic policy decisions and the politics that drove them. The author does a fine job of explaining the competing economic options, the politics that eventually determined how those choices were implemented and the resulting consequences on the domestic economy and foreign relations. It's a lot of material to fit into such a thin book making it a quick and exciting read.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Nixon's Economy : Booms, Busts, Dollars, and Votes
This item: Nixon's Economy : Booms, Busts, Dollars, and Votes
Price: $39.95
Ships from and sold by

Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: democracy